Keep Clevelanders Healthy and Safe
Clevelanders have the right to be healthy, and deserve a municipal government which works to guarantee that they are. Unfortunately, the government has not taken that role seriously for decades; unsafe drinking water, lack of access to healthy food, and drug addiction are daily realities for many Clevelanders who have been all but abandoned by their representatives. I believe that this is a moral failing, and if elected, I promise that I will fight tooth and nail to guarantee the health of my constituents.
My plan revolves around expanding and improving Cleveland's public health infrastructure, which starts with ensuring that our drinking water is safe to drink. Of course, a healthy life requires more than just safe water, so I want to promote the development of affordable grocery stores in Cleveland's "food deserts" and to increase funding for recreation facilities like parks. When our residents do become sick, they should be able to access medical care, which is why I want to expand funding for public medical institutions and make sure that their care is financially accessible to all.
My Plan to Protect the Public Health
- Guarantee that our drinking water is safe and lead-free.
- Ensure that the recently passed lead-safe housing reforms are implemented in a prompt, effective manner.
- Expand municipal funding for health institutions and ensure that their services are financially accessible.
- Promote the development of affordable grocery stores in areas of the city considered to be food deserts.
- Improve funding for recreation, including parks and sports facilities, and ensure that they are accessible.
- Decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use and redirect the money saved on drug enforcement to funding addiction treatment programs.